The Illustrated London News

Home | About | Introduction | Bibliography | Articles | Illustrations | Search | Links

[The Americans have invented an "elevator" for reconnoitring purposes.]

The Illustrated London News, vol.39, no. 1103, p. 153.

August 17,1861

The Americans have invented an "elevator" for reconnoitring purposes. It is a telescopic tube of sheet iron, raised by a windlass. It can be elevated fifty feet in four minutes, and lowered in one minute; weighs 1700lb., and can be drawn by one horse easily. At fifty feet troops are seen distinctly nine miles; at a hundred feet, fifteen miles. They have also invented an indiarubber "yoke" for knapsacks, which dispenses with the straps, and is said to relieve the burden most materially.

Previous: [Prince Napolean and suite arrived at New York]ArticleVolume 39, no. 1097, p. 2 (23 paragraphs)
Next: Carolinian Pickets Flying Before the Federal TroopsArticlevol.39, no. 1103, p. 154 (2 paragraphs)
Article List for: Illustrated London News: Volume 39

Download Article as Plain Text

Search Entire Text

Article Date

University Libraries | Beck Center | | Emory University
A Joint Project by Sandra J. Still, Emily E. Katt, Collection Management, and the Beck Center.

Powered by TEI